Halter Ranch Vineyard Grenache Blanc 2017
Delicious on its own, this wine also pairs wonderfully with lighter meats, summer salads and anything from the sea.
Blend: 77% Grenache Blanc, 15% Picpoul Blanc, 8% Viognier
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Rounded aromas of Asian and Bosc pear are cut by lime juice and wet cement on the nose of this bottling, which includes 15% Picpoul Blanc and 8% Viognier. There is a lively stony quality to the palate, from wet gravel to slate, as well as flavors of honeysuckle and white fruit.
After years of planning and construction, the new winery facility is complete. Architect John Mitchell worked closely with the Halter Ranch winemaking team to design this state-of-the-art facility. Multi-level, the winery utilizes gravity flow in all aspects of the winemaking process. Gravity flow allows the winemaker to handle the fruit in the gentlest way possible, without pumping, from the de-stemmer at the top level, into the tanks, and ultimately into the barrel.
Covering the Santa Lucia Range in the northwestern portion of the greater Paso Robles appellation, the Adelaida District AVA reaches from 900 feet to over 2,000 feet in elevation. The appellation does well with Rhone and Bordeaux varieties as well as Zinfandel.
Producing full-bodied white wines, Grenache Blanc can be unctuous and soft or floral and fresh. Some of the finest examples are terroir-driven, age-worthy wines. It is a key ingredient in white Châteauneuf-du-Pape and many white blends across southern France and NE Spain. Somm Secret—Grenache Blanc plays a key role in the vins doux naturels of Rivesaltes and a subsidiary role in those of Banyuls and Maury.